Several events are planned for Veterans Day, which is dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
- Stetson Veterans Organization Veterans Day Observance
Friday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m., Stetson Flagpole
- Volusia County Veterans Day Parade
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., Woodland Boulevard
- Memories of the Vietnam War Fifty Years Out
Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., Rinker Welcome Center Lynn Presentation Room
Sponsored By: History Department, Political Science Department, Civitas, Center for Community Engagement
After two years of massive troop buildups in Vietnam, the U.S. faced a crucial choice in 1967 about whether to continue this “big war” policy against the guerrilla fighters of North Vietnam and the South Vietnamese Communists (Vietcong). The near unanimous American public and political support for the war effort and trust in the government was just starting to erode, culminating in the massive protests and polarization of the late 1960s. This event will feature some background contexts about this turning-point period, followed by discussion with Stetson University alumnus, Vietnam vet and former U.S. Senator, Max Cleland (by phone), and other veterans of these years of American decision.
For more info, contact Savannah-Jane Griffin, Director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Excellence, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386.822.8706.